sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled 21.6.2005, 0.75l) Slightly hazy golden color (muddy orange with yeast) with a largeish, foamy head. Aroma of sweetish caramel, grainy malt, fruit, and lots of berries. Smoothly fruity with yeast. Grainy-malty, sweetish-caramely berry flavor with a dryish, bitter-hoppy, peppery-spicy finish. Caramely, fruity and acidic with yeast. Medium-bodied, slightly syrupy, foamy-carbonated palate. Easy to drink, and quite nicely balanced between sweetish caramel, and dryish hoppiness. Still quite straightforward and foamy.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass; Produced a huge pillow of light foam that cascaded over the rim of my glass supported by a hazy sunset golden hue, of course the lacing was excellent. The nose detects candi sugars, apricot and pear fruit esters, coriander and peppery esters as well with a yeasty house aromatic. The taste starts sweet and fruity with a mild addition of noble continental hop. While there is not a heavy amount of depth it is enjoyable is not cloy sweet. The mouth feel is very good with a carbonation keeps the palate clean even if a bit too much at times, a hint of alcohol is noted as well. I liked this brew the more I drank it.
Jerre (2774) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Takje this at france on vacation. Deep gold color, white head. Spicy nose, some yeast, a bit sweet. Good flavor, spice and yeast, earthy hoppiness. Nice character to it. Beautiful palate, very full, creamy--impressive. Lovely balance in the mouth. Nice tripel.
Quality beer from de Glazen toren!
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large rocky and frothy white head of very fine bubbles in my chimay glass. Excellent carbonation keeps a thin head on the surface for the duration. Sickly sweet yeast and grass aroma. Not very complex. Kind of weak in the spice department. Color is a bright golden orange. Weak flavor. Light on the malts and body. Little bit of yeast and grains. Light fruit (pear) in there also. Finish is warming with a noticable alcohol presence. Not one of the better triples out there. Decent but there are many better. Actually I am starting to like this more as it warms.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a red capped 750 ml. olive green bottle with a list of ingredients along the center right of label, no freshness date, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
Poured a cloudy yellowish, golden orange with a frothy, foamy white head, decent retention, settled into a thin sudsy lacing.
Aromas of sweet grainy malts, fruity esters, coriander and earthy clove, spicy, herbal leafy hops, and small whiffs of alcohol.
Good active carbonation and a crisp, dry, slick, carbonated smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant, nicely balanced triple taste, sweet grainy, barley maltiness with a candied sugariness, coriander and clove spicy, green apple slices with sour lemon squeezed over them fruitiness, spicy, herbal hops that have softly tongue numbing bitterness, the alcohol is well masked, but also very warming in the palate, and a dry, crisp, cleansing, hoppy, estery, malty finish.
This is my first Belgian ale from this brewer and it is excellent, easy drinkability, well worth trying.
rauchbier (3640) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, ZBF 2005. Gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Gentle sweet honey notes in the nose, sweet and slightly dusty in the mouth with some spirity sherry notes, gentle woodiness in the finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Holy carbonation. This thing lifted the taste buds right off my tongue. So many bubbles I thought Lawrence Welk had risen from the grave. Poor example of the style as I like a Abbey Tripel to have some complexity. None here. The spice and fruit notes were very hard to pick out. Maybe ’cause they were being bubbled away.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy and chunky yellow color with a mediumsized white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Fruity notes of pears, apples and clovey spice. Some sweetness. The flavor was yeasty and fruity as well. Spiced finish. Very lively mouthfeel with a medium body.
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hey! It’s a volcano. I had scramble to find a glass quick after I popped the top. It pours a hazy copper orange with plenty of floaties. The nice fluffy white head likes to stick around. The mild nose smells of bubble gum, orange peel, and cotton candy. Smooth, round, and lighter on the palate for a tripel. Flavor-wise, it gives the impressions of sweetness but is slightly sour and definitely dry. It tastes of orange, sour apricot, a hint of barnyard, with hops and wood in the finish. This is a nice subtle tripel without a lot of depth. It tastes like it’s been aged for a few years. Nice and mellow, very enjoyable. Okay, this is ridiculous. I went back to the kitchen to pour more beer, appx. 5 mins. after I left it there. It’s foaming over again, even with 1/3 of the beer removed!?
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from Twickenham Beer Fest shared with Nick and Moby. Very large pillowy head that settled quickly. Old and dusty in the nose with some citrus and spice. Rather sweet in the mouth with fairly obvious alcohol and some peppery notes. Spritzy and fairly heavily carbed in the mouth and to be honest it just about gets away with it. Bitter but creamy finish. Along the lines of 3 Monts for me. Nothing out of the ordinary but all that you want is there with knobs on. Good beer,